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    • 23 Apr 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • The Wine Loft, 2200 1st Ave N, 100, Birmingham, AL
    Study Alabama was formed in 2016 through collaboration with the United States and Alabama Departments of Commerce. Study State consortia take different forms, but Study Alabama consists of twenty-one colleges, universities, and international high schools within Alabama that work towards global engagement. Their mission includes promoting Alabama as an international education destination as well as working to partner with businesses to promote global competency for the workforce and opportunities for international and domestic students with these skills.

    They will be hosting a reception to celebrate the 2024 launch of the Global Talent Index and to share more about the mission and initiatives of the organization.
    • 3 May 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Point Mallard Park, Decatur, AL
    The Daiken Festival is back this year on May 3rd! Celebrating Daiken's 30th anniversary with a Bon Odori-style festival, this free event will have food, activities, and performances. Don't miss out on Daiken's "Taiko Force" drum team and the ending fireworks show at one of Alabama's largest Japanese festivals of the year!

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    • 5 May 2024
    • 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Monte Sano State Park - North Alabama Japanese Garden

    The Monte Sano State Park will be hosting a Japanese Spring Festival at their Japanese Garden. During the festival there will be showcases of Japanese cultural with performances by the Daikin Taiko Force, Bon Odori, and Nihon Buyo. They will also have demonstrations of martial arts like laido, Karate, Aikido, and Kendo. There will also be activities like calligraphy and origami as well as Japanese snacks to partake in. Join them in Huntsville on May 5th from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.! Click the link below to visit the Facebook page for more information.

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    • 8 May 2024
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • UAB Wallace Tumor Institute

    The Heersink School of Medicine's Office for Diversity and Inclusion, in collaboration with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Faculty Association, will be celebrating AAPI Heritage Month with a presentation by the Curators of Asian Art from the Birmingham Museum of Art, food, and entertainment. There will be activities including Japanese calligraphy, Chinese dance, ikebana demonstrations, anime exhibition and more.

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    • 18 May 2024
    • 19 May 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    The Birmingham Botanical Gardens are hosting their Annual Spring Show this May. It will also be celebrating 50 years of the Alabama Bonsai Society this year. The indoor event will feature bonsai on display as well as on sale, and there will be vendors selling gardening supplies.

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Kayoubikai (火曜日会)is our monthly outing to a local Japanese restaurant. Held on one Tuesday of every month, Kayoubikai is an opportunity to meet new friends with similar interests, practice Japanese, and stay connected with other JASA members. While membership is not mandatory to attend the event, we encourage registering for individual membership to support JASA and stay involved with our events!

Each year, the Japan-America Society of Alabama hosts a special reception and fundraiser to allow our members and guests from all over Alabama to gather, network, and dine with a special program to celebrate the JASA community.

Our 2024 Annual Celebration Dinner and Business Forum will be held at Birmingham Ross Bridge in November. Stay tuned for more information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities!

Each year, we celebrate with food, crafts, performances, and other activities at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ Japanese Garden to welcome the Spring. Join us in April 2023 for Hanami (flower viewing) in Birmingham! Cherry Blossoms, or sakura (桜、さくら), only bloom for a few weeks each year.  In Japanese culture, sakura represent mortality and remind viewers of the beauty and transience of life. Thousands of people flock to parks in Japan to see the blossoms. Come see our Birmingham cherry trees while they are in bloom!

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+1 (205) 703-0960


2081 Columbiana Rd #10

Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

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